MN Considering To Allow Restaurants To Offer Wine & Beer Sales To Go
The Minnesota Senate is backing legislature that would allow restaurants to offer take out beer & wine. There are limitations on quantity and what would be sold to go. The house is expected to pass the bill on Friday.
Here's the key points from the bill.
- Wine, Malt, Cider, and beer to be sold along with a food order
- Only 750 milliliters of wine which is equivalent to a single bottle
- 72 ounces of beer, hard seltzer, wine, cider, or malt beverage which is equivalent to a 6 pack
- The restaurant must have a valid liquor license, but no additional licenses are required.
- Whoever is picking up the food & alcohol must be 21
- Local governing authorities may choose to prohibit sales and authority
- This special exception for restaurants will expire when the stay at home order ends
This would be good news for many restaurants who rely on beer & wine sales as part of their income. It is important to note that hard liquor and mixed cocktails are not a part of this agreement and will not be allowed to go with a take out order.
CORRECTION NOTICE: This post initially reported the legislation had passed. It has not been passed at the time of this original post.